# How Fast Does A Bullet Travel?

Bullet/Maximum velocity

## How fast does a bullet travel mph?

How fast does a Bullet travel in mph? The average bullet travels at 2,500 feet per second (around 1,700 mph).

## How fast does a 22 bullet travel in mph?

1,400 to 1,800 feet per second

## How fast does a 50 cal bullet travel mph?

. 50 BMG

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
655 gr (42 g) ADI 3,029 ft/s (923 m/s) 13,350 ft⋅lbf (18,100 J)
700 gr (45 g) Barnes 2,978 ft/s (908 m/s) 13,971 ft⋅lbf (18,942 J)
750 gr (49 g) Hornady 2,820 ft/s (860 m/s) 13,241 ft⋅lbf (17,952 J)
800 gr (52 g) Barnes 2,895 ft/s (882 m/s) 14,895 ft⋅lbf (20,195 J)

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## Is the speed of a bullet faster than sound?

Most bullets travel faster than the speed of sound, in fact the two loudest parts of a gunshot are the explosion the charge makes when it’s fired and the sound of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. The speed of sound is 1125 feet per second.

## Can a falling bullet kill you?

The general consensus is that a bullet fired straight up—at precisely 90 degrees to the horizontal—is unlikely to kill a healthy adult when it returns to Earth. That’s because, on the way down, air resistance prevents the bullet from returning to its initial velocity.

## Can a human dodge a bullet?

Bullet dodging, Scientific American reports, is one such make-believe ability invented by Hollywood. Regardless of your speed and finesse, no human can dodge a bullet at close range. The bullet is simply traveling too fast. Even the slowest handguns shoot a bullet at 760 miles per hour, SciAm explains.